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Articles from March 17, 2010

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0.05% ... SO DITCH THESE INSULTING CASH ISAS; Money Mail Campaign STOP! ISA THIEVES
Byline: Sylvia Morris MONEY Mail today names the worst cash Isas paying as little as 0.05 pc to suffering savers. By ditching these and moving your money to a better account, you can boost your interest from as little as [pounds sterling]5 a...
90-Year-Olds Welcome on Juries under Plan to Scrap Age Barrier
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent PENSIONERS in their 70s, 80s and 90s should be summoned for jury service, ministers said yesterday. The rights of older people to play a full part in civic life should take priority over the risk...
A Burning Devotion; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION When and why was incense introduced into church services? THE use of incense predates the formal Christian church service. It was originally employed for medicinal purposes, an antidote to lassitude (lack...
A Burning Devotion; ANSWER TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled BY CHARLES LEGGEs QUESTION When and why was incense introduced into church services? THE use of incense predates the formal Christian church service. It was originally employed for medicinal purposes, an antidote to lassitude...
Aclassic,calculating Paedophile Who Was Protected for 30 Years by the Church
Byline: by Susan O'Keeffe THE ABUSER SINS against God, offences against individuals and the laws of the State' - words from the apology read out by Brendan Smyth's counsel during his July 1997 sentencing at Dublin's Circuit Criminal Court. ...
All Eyes Are on Binocular. and the First Family of Irish Racing; TALK OF THE TOWN; JAMES GIBBONS WITH THE GOSSIP FROM THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
Byline: JAMES GIBBONS THE First Family of Irish racing, the McManuses, were out in force yesterday at Presbury Park. JP led them into the parade ring, while Noreen stole the show in a fur cape and hat. This was perhaps the first high-profile...
Amid All the Gloom at Home (and a Very Good Day for the Bookies) Cheltenham Gets off to a Flying Start for the Irish
Byline: by Catherine Fegan At Cheltenham JUBILANT Irish owners, trainers, jockeys and punters packed the winners' enclosure at Cheltenham yesterday as the opening day of racing went off in style thanks to a remarkable Irish comeback. Racegoers...
And the Oscar for the Most Likely to Split Up Goes to ... as Kate Winslet Becomes the Latest Hollywood Actress to Win a Gong Then Lose a Husband
Byline: DAVID THOMAS WHEN she won her Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for The Reader, Kate Winslet gushed about Sam Mendes: 'I'm so lucky to have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children who let me do what I love and who love me just the way that...
And the Oscar for the Most Likely to Split Up Goes to ... as Kate Winslet Becomes the Latest Hollywood Actress to Win a Gong Then Lose a Husband
KATE WINSLET, 34 SHE IS: The 34-yearold who became a massive star, married wannabe director Jim Threapleton, had a daughter, Mia, then divorced him as her career flourished. HE IS: Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of American Beauty, with...
A Rococo Figure, He's Not Averse to Using Topspin ... Quentin Letts Yesterday in Parliament
Byline: Quentin Letts ROLLING his Rs like an Aberdonian accountant, the youthful yet somehow oddly ancient Michael Gove yesterday led the Conservatives' attack on how Labour was being bankrrrrrolled by the Unite trade union. Shadow Education...
Arriva Speeds Up on Bid Rumours
Byline: MARKET REPORT by Geoff Foster GREEN lights flashed for Arriva as rumours of a [pounds sterling]7-a-share European bid approach helped shares of the Sunderland-based buses and trains group touch 585.5p before closing 12p higher at 580p. ...
A Shameless and Arrogant Abuseof Power
Byline: THE LAST WORD By Tony Hazell THe energy regulator must bring the big six power companies to heel as a matter of urgency. Their hideously inept customer service levels are an insult to the 24million people forced to use them for their...
A Shameless and Arrogant Abuse of Power; THE LAST WORD
Byline: Tony Hazell THe energy regulator must bring the big six power companies to heel as a matter of urgency. Their hideously inept customer service levels are an insult to the 24 million people forced to use them for their gas and electricity...
As Scotland's Wildlife Crime Hotspots Are Revealed, a New Portrait of Cruelty
Byline: Sarah Bruce HANGING from a fence, the corpse of a rare pine marten gently sways beside that of a fox, apparently strung up as a macabre deterrent to other predators. The weasel-like pine marten, which survives only in remote corners of...
BA, Labour and a Conflict of Interest; Daily Mail COMMENT
AFTER days of silence, Gordon Brown finally condemns the planned walkout by BA cabin crew, saying: 'It is the wrong time. It is unjustified. It is deplorable.' One question: will the Prime Minister explain precisely when would be the 'right' time for...
Ban on Smoking Helps the Elderly
Byline: Jenny Hope and Andrew Picken A BAN on smoking in public has been followed by a dramatic fall in the rate of heart attacks. Older people who have never smoked benefited most, with a 13 per cent fall in heart attacks and serious angina...
BA Strike Could Go Global
Byline: Deputy Political Editor THE Unite union dramatically escalated the British Airways strike last night, enlisting foreign unions for an international campaign of militancy. The union has won the backing of unions in America, Germany, Spain...
BA Union Deal May Save Final Salary Scheme
Byline: Karl West BRITISH Airways shares rose after it struck an agreement with trade unions that could save its final salary pension scheme from closure while addressing its mushrooming [pounds sterling]3.7bn deficit. The airline has agreed...
Beaten by the Team Built in Their Image
Byline: by MARTIN SAMUEL THIS time there can be no complaints. No dark conspiracy theories. No innuendo. No cursing of the fates. Chelsea were eliminated by the better team. Better than Barcelona were against them here last year. Better than...
Beat That! Jacko Signs Biggest Deal in History
Byline: Mail Foreign Service IT MAY be nine months after his death, but Michael Jackson has just landed the biggest recording deal in history. The singer's estate has signed a e150million seven-year contract for ten projects. As well as old...
Big-Night Match Zone
Fancy seeing you here A DISTINCTLY bored looking Ashley Cole was pictured in the stands last night (right). The injured England full back, recovering from breaking his left ankle against Everton last month, was forced to watch Yuri Zhirkov fill in...
Big-Night Match Zone
Inter's super heroes LUCIO was the Incredible Hulk attempting eight tackles and successfully completing 87.5 per cent. The Brazil captain clearly had Didier Drogba rattled and he tops the Champions League tackles table with 45 so far this season....
Big-Night Match Zone
Inter's super heroes LUCIO was the Incredible Hulk attempting eight tackles and successfully completing 87.5 per cent. The Brazil captain clearly had Didier Drogba rattled and he tops the Champions League tackles table with 45 so far this season....
Big-Night Match Zone
Fancy seeing you here A DISTINCTLY bored looking Ashley Cole was pictured in the stands last night (right). The injured England full back, recovering from breaking his left ankle against Everton last month, was forced to watch yuri Zhirkov fill...
Big-Night Match Zone
Inter's super heroes LUCIO was the incredible Hulk attempting eight tackles and successfully completing 87.5 per cent. The brazil captain clearly had Didier Drogba rattled and he tops the Champions League tackles table with 45 so far this season....
Binocular Is the Focus of Attention
Byline: by ALAN FRASER FESTIVAL WINNERS United Kingdom ...3 Ireland..................3 FOR JP McManus, the legendary Irish gambler and billionaire businessman, this was the right result in the wrong race. Despite the gratuitous protestations...
Blood-Thinning Drug 'Better Than Warfarin'
Byline: Daniel Martin Health Reporter AROUND 750,000 Britons could benefit from a new type of bloodthinning drug which has been hailed as the first major advance in controlling clotting for 50 years. Researchers claim the medication Pradaxa (dabigatran...
Boost for Greek Debt Rating Gives Dublin a Lift; Iseq Briefing: Closed at 3,044.97 Up 20.05
DuBLIn rose modestly as global markets awaited the decision of the u.S. Federal reserve on the future for interest rates and Greece's debt rating was boosted by a global ratings agency. Global stocks notched solid gains after Standard & Poor's...
Boots Workers Hoarded Photos of Customers' Naked Children
Byline: Colin Fernandez and Arthur Martin TWO Boots lab technicians who copied hundreds of pictures of naked or semi-naked schoolgirls from customers' orders escaped jail yesterday. Thomas Befroy and Alan Hermon hoarded the pictures of girls...
Brady Is Relieved at Final Chance
Byline: PAUL KEANE CAPTAIN Colin Brady feared St Gall's blew their shot at All-Ireland club football glory four years ago. the Antrim champions let slip a great chance to beat Salthill-Knocknacarra in the 2006 final and, for a period, Brady wondered...
Broken Irish to Pick Up Pieces; Dunguib the Big Flop as [Euro]15m Written Off
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN BY the time Ruby Walsh and Quevega provided some relief in the final race, it was too late to save the day for most racegoers. As five consecutive favourites bit the dust, four of them Irish-trained, on the opening day...
Chairman Denies Parnell's Are 'Actively' Scouting
Byline: PAUL KEANE PARNELL'S chairman Frank Gleeson has launched a robust defence of the under-fire Dublin club, insisting their recruitment practices are above board. The Northside outfit have been widely criticised for propping up their senior...
Champ Was out to Grass a Month Ago
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND COMEBACKS in racing don't come much bigger than this as Binocular made a storming return to form to win the Smurfit Champion Hurdle. Just a month ago, it looked as though chewing grass in his paddock would be the most strenuous...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: MYSTERY WOMAN: VISION OF A MURDER, 3.05pm, Five KELLIE MARTIN returns to play the mystery bookshop owner Sam Kinsey, who manages to maintain a sideline in amateur sleuthing. This time around, she's investigating...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH THE BERLUSCONI SHOW, 7pm, BBC2 A THIS World documentary, in which reporter Mark Franchetti returns to the land of his birth to assess its wildly controversial leader, Silvio Berlusconi (pictured), a flamboyant,...
Cup Collapse Has Given Us a Wake-Up Call
Byline: PETER JARDINE KENNY MILLER has warned his Rangers team-mates that any repeat of their secondhalf slackness against Dundee United could cost them the first silverware of the season. Walter Smith's men are hot favourites for the Co-operative...
Daffodil Festival without the Daffs
Byline: David Derbyshire Environment Editor THE gardens have been tidied up, the morris dancers booked and the cake and jam stalls made ready. As preparations get under way to welcome 10,000 visitors to Britain's biggest daffodil festival this...
Dear Jonathan, My Uncle Once [...]
Byline: JONATHAN CAINER Dear Jonathan, My uncle once told me his theory of life and the universe. He said that many gods were playing a game together and that we were their pieces, being manipulated over a giant spherical board. Recently, I have...
Degrees Cost Less Than Creches, Says Patten
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent UNIVERSITIES are being undermined by a 'preposterous' cap on tuition fees which see a degree cost around half the price of sending a child to a creche, Lord Patten said yesterday. The Chancellor of...
'Dog Tax' Is Dumped Just a Week after Being Unveiled
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent LABOUR dropped its plan to make dog owners buy compulsory insurance yesterday - just a week after putting up the idea. The lightning U-turn followed complaints from pressure groups that responsible...
Doleful Dons Still Sinking to the Bottom
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS St Johnstone 1 Aberdeen 0 AWFUl Aberdeen now look condemned to a bottom-six finish for the first time in six years after Cillian Sheridan's first-half goal stretched their winless run to 10 matches. Not since a 3-0...
Don't Get Hung Up on a Hung Parliament
Byline: Andrew Alexander www.dailymail.co.uk/andrewalexander Really, is there no gratitude at all in politics? To please our eU masters, here was labour bullying the lisbon Treaty through the Commons, abandoning its promise of a referendum. and...
Don't Prey on Songbirds; LETTERS
THE RSPB's Mark Avery professes to be a bird lover, but wants people to love the sparrowhawk, the biggest butcher of songbirds. Perhaps he likes seeing a sparrowhawk eat a songbird, which takes half an hour to die as it is gradually eaten away....
Don't Worry Dear, He Won't a Drama out of a Crisis
Byline: MARTIN SAMUEL THE bad news for England is, well, the usual in World Cup year, really. Injuries, scandals, loss of form, burn-out. Nobody has got his collar felt for alleged jewellery theft yet, brought in a retired publican to provide spiritual...
Do You Really Start Feeling Old at 58?
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter IT was the age at which BBC newsreader Moira Stewart controversially lost her job, amid claims that she was cast aside for being too old. But 58 does seem to be a critical point in life in the minds of the British...
Do You Really Stop Feeling Young at 35 and Start Feeling Old at 58?
IT was the age at which BBC newsreader Moira Stewart controversially lost her job, amid claims that she was being cast aside for being too old. But 58 does seem to be a critical point in life in the minds of the British people. According to the...
Do You Really Stop Feeling Young at 35 and Start Feeling Old at 58?
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter IT was the age at which BBC newsreader Moira Stewart controversially lost her job, amid claims that she was cast aside for being too old. But 58 does seem to be a critical point in life in the minds of the British...
DUNGUIB DEBACLE SAVES BOOKIES [Pounds Sterling]10m
Byline: by MARCUS TOWNEND THE start that punters dreamed of with wonder horse Dunguib evaporated as the new Pegasus of the Irish racing world finished only third to Menorah and Get Me Out Of Here in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Bookmakers, who had...
Enjoy This Master Class; Nicholls Star Can Bag Champion Hat-Trick
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN Suitably chastised by the defeats of several well-fancied runners here yesterday, many punters will be playing things a shade carefully today. So maybe Master Minded will go off at better than odds-on for today's Seasons...
ENTICED BY EGYPT; the Oasis of Siwa Is the Perfect Anecdote to Hectic Alexandria, Reports TERESA LEVONIAN COLE
Byline: reports TERESA LEVONIAN COLE THIS city will always pursue you, wrote Constantine Cavafy, the Greek Nobel prize-winning poet, of his adopted Egyptian home. The famous Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, might have crumbled,...
[euro]18M Taxpayers' Bill for Guarding U.S.War Planes
Byline: Gordon Deegan ALLOWING the U.S. military to use Shannon Airport has cost the taxpayer E18million on extra security. Since the invasion of Iraq seven years ago, the State has spent E14.5million on extra gardai and E3.3million on Army patrols,...
Europe Redeems His Reputation with Brave Arkle Chase Victory
Byline: PHILIP QUINN WhEn it came to redemption, no one did it better yesterday than Sizing Europe. Two years ago, he staggered up Cheltenham's hill in pain after a near-collapse in the Champion hurdle; yesterday he returned, all guts and glory...
FATAL BLUNDER OF FOREIGN DOCTOR; Coroner's Anger after 'Negligent' German Surgeon Flown in to Help Tackle NHS Staff Crisis Leaves Grandmother Dead
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Allan Hall and Jenny Hope A GRANDMOTHER died because of appalling blunders by a German surgeon flown in by the NHS. Ena Dickinson, 94, lost nearly half the blood in her body during what should have been a routine hip...
FATAL BLUNDER OF FOREIGN DOCTOR; Coroner's Anger after 'Negligent' German Surgeon Flown in to Help Tackle NHS Staff Crisis Leaves Grandmother Dead
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Allan Hall and Jenny Hope A GRANDMOTHER died because of appalling blunders by a German surgeon flown in by the NHS. Ena Dickinson, 94, lost nearly half the blood in her body during what should have been a routine hip...
FATAL BLUNDER OF FOREIGN DOCTOR; Coroner's Anger after 'Negligent' German Surgeon Flown in to Help Tackle NHS Staff Crisis Leaves Grandmother Dead
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Allan Hall and Jenny Hope A GRANDMOTHER died because of appalling blunders by a German surgeon flown in by the NHS. Ena Dickinson, 94, lost nearly half the blood in her body during what should have been a routine hip...
Fenlon's Double Vision Is Striking as Bohs Prevail
Byline: RUAIDHRI O'CONNOR UCD 1 Bohemians 2 CAVALRY called and crisis averted as substitutes Jason Byrne and Raffaele Cretaro saved Bohemians' blushes at the Belfield last night. Behind to a Greg Bolger penalty, things were looking desperate...
Fenton Defends O'connell Tactics
Byline: by MARCUS TOWNEND THE start that punters dreamed of with wonder horse Dunguib evaporated as the new Pegasus of the Irish racing world finished only third to Menorah and Get Me Out Of Here in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Bookmakers, who had...
Fish Firm Creates a Stink. but Comes Up Smelling of Roses
Byline: George Arbuthnott WHEN a fire broke out in a Highland fish factory, the resulting smell resembled anything but roses. For six weeks the people of Invergordon had to hold their noses going about their business as a disgusting stink lingered...
Foreign Doctor's Fatal Error
Byline: Fay Schlesinger A GRANDMOTHER died because of appalling blunders by a German surgeon flown in by the NHS. Ena Dickinson, 94, lost nearly half the blood in her body during what should have been a routine hip operation. Werner Kolb cut...
Forget about Moving. All You Need Is a Grand Design
Byline: Liz O'Kane THE current property market is fascinating, with no clear view on what will happen next. It appears that there is activity, with increased sales for the first quarter of this year in the capital at least. The days of simple...
Four Million Expats Want to Come Home; Plunging Pound and Property Values Turn Sunshine Dream Sour
Byline: James Salmon ALMOST four million Brits living abroad are planning a mass return to home shores after seeing their savings and income stripped by the plunging values of the pound and their property. The dramatic slump has slashed their...
FREE [Euro]10 WORTH OF BETS EVERY DAY AT CHELTENHAM
IT'S that time of year again when all Irish eyes are fixed on Cheltenham. The action is certain to be frantic on and off the course throughout the Festival and to ensure that you get in on the action the Irish Daily Mail is on hand. To claim your free...
Fresh Funds at Liverpool Will Not End Their Troubled Times
Byline: MARTIN SAMUEL WELL, that's sorted then. Two blokes nobody has heard of buy Liverpool, Fernando and Stevie G stay and they all live happily ever after. There is a flaw in this simple logic, however. Suppose the problem is not simply Tom...
Friends Die after Taking Legal Drug; Three Held after Tragedy of Teenage Clubbers
Byline: Chris Brooke TWO teenage friends who died within hours of each other are believed to have taken the new 'legal high' mephedrone, police said yesterday. Louis Wainwright, 18, and Nicholas Smith, 19, are thought to have taken the drug during...
Gerard Gutler! It's a Wrap - Scot Stuffs Face with 27 Burritos 'To Make Scene Authentic'
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter HE is almost as famous for his chiselled physique as he is for his acting skills. But it would be fair to say that Gerard Butler appears to have let his exercise regime slip a little in recent months. It appears...
Getting Divorced Was the Biggest Mistake of Our Lives; (Sowe All Got Re-Married!)
Byline: by Alison Smith-Squire LINDA Clements vividly recalls the moment her divorce from her husband of 25 years was finalised. 'I looked at that decree absolute, and after all the fighting and haggling, I was suddenly overcome with grief. Our...
Global Safety Alert after Ryanair Emergency
Byline: Sean Kane A MID-AIR emergency on a Ryanair jet uncovered a problem that could have torn the aircraft apart in the sky. The issue was so serious the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration investigated the incident and issued an emergency...
GPs Blame 'Worried Well' for Overloading the NHS
Byline: Daniel Martin Health Reporter DOCTORS sparked controversy yesterday by accusing the worried well of having a 'catastrophic impact' on the NHS by bombarding GPs with visits over coughs and colds. The newly formed Self Care Campaign claims...
Green, White and Yellow (Clover) but Is It Real Shamrock? Does Our National Plant Grow in Foreign Lands or Does It Only Prosper in Ireland? Gerry Daly Asks the Question
Byline: Gerry Daly Have you ever heard the old story about shamrock only growing in Ireland and dying when moved abroad? This is not true, because it does grow in other places. However, it is known by other names. and even the Irish don't agree...
Growing Old Stylishly; Twiggy Effect Proves Age Is No Barrier to Fashion Fans
Byline: Tamara Cohen THEY wear the latest fashions, teamed with the most up-to-date accessories. Yet these are not girls in their teens or twenties but women in their sixties and seventies. A generation which would once have been condemned to...
Guilty, Conman Who Claimed to Be a Rothschild
Byline: Luke Salkeld A SERIAL conman who posed as an heir to the Rothschild banking dynasty is facing jail after swindling a divorced mother out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Alexander Marc de Rothschild-Hatton claimed to be an Oxford-educated...
Head South, Harney. and Keep Going
Byline: Joe Higgins another voice How many times over recent days have we heard that there were 'governance issues' with Tallaght Hospital as an explanation for the unbelievable saga of 50,000-odd X-ray results not being properly monitored and thousands...
Hendry Is Left Penniless after Five-Year Battle to Save His Wife; Career Downturn and Legal Bills Could Ruin Former Scotland Star
Byline: Jim McBeth COLIN Hendry's devotion to his wife in her dying days has brought the football hero to the brink of financial ruin. The former Scotland World Cup captain, who earned an estimated [pounds sterling]7million in a 20-year career,...
High Street Sales Slide to Record Low; Economic Fears and Icy Weather Hit Retailers
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter SCOTLAND'S High Street shops suffered their worst February on record as hard-pressed families reined in spending, new figures show. Experts say that, amid the continuing economic uncertainty, consumers...
Holidaymakers Jump from Car before It Plunges 600ft
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter IT WAS to be the holiday of a lifetime for one Irish holidaymaker and her daughter - but it almost ended in tragedy when their car fell 600ft at a tourist lookout. Felicitas Gilsenan and her 33-year-old daughter...
How Bupa's Blooper Cost Me [Pounds Sterling]4,000; Your Money Problems Solved ... Dear Margaret
Byline: Margaret Stone I pay my daughter's Bupa medical insurance premiums by direct debit. In November 2003, my youngest daughter planned an overseas trip. I contacted Bupa and was advised that cover would be transferred to Bupa International....
Huge Crowds Will Welcome the Pope; Vast Open-Air Mass Planned for September
Byline: Steven Henry THE Pope will hold an open-air mass for hundreds of thousands of people during a historic Papal visit to Scotland, it was confirmed yesterday. Following months of speculation, Buckingham Palace announced that the Holy See...
I Am a Caring Doctor; Gynaecologist Weeps at Inquest as She Is Questioned on Death of Mother of Three
Byline: Simon Creer A SENIOR doctor cried openly at an inquest - for the second day running - as she insisted she would not sit idly by if a patient was in trouble. Dr Mona Joyce was giving evidence at an inquiry into the death of a Dublin mother...
I Hope He Rots in Hell; Father Damns Thug Cleared of Trying to Murder Son
Byline: From Frank Thorne in Sydney THE family of an man beaten so badly that he spent seven months in a coma wept yesterday as one of his assailants was cleared of attempted murder. And outside the Australian court after the verdict, David Keohane's...
I'm Angry with the Church I Love but Nothing Can Destroy My Belief That Only Catholicism Will Clear This Smoke of Satan; COMMENT
Byline: Dr Mark Dooley I WRITE this from a very dark place. The Church I love, and through whose sacred sacraments I experience eternal consolation, is under fire. For a Catholic like me, that is as painful as it gets. When the Murphy Report...
I'm Glad I'll Soon Be in Negative Equity. It Will Make Me a Better Neighbour; PHILIP NOLAN Says There IS an Upside to the Legacy of the Property Bust
Byline: PHILIP NOLAN NEGATIVE equity. We say the words with dread, as if intoning some ancient curse - but negative equity is not an ancient curse. Instead, it is a very modern one, and one we're unused to in Ireland. This week, we learned that...
I'M STILL GAME; Ibrox Boost as Walter Hints at Fear of Retiring; SMITH: I WILL QUIT IBROX WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT
Byline: PETER JARDINE WALTER SMITH has hinted that he may want to stay on at Ibrox beyond this summer after revealing how he fears the 'finality' of retirement. The Rangers manager's future remains wrapped up in the club's takeover limbo, as...
Insider Warned of Lehman 'Trickery'
Byline: Rob Davies A BRITISH banker tried to blow the whistle on the shocking state of US investment bank Lehman Brothers' accounts before it collapsed, but was 'fired' soon after flagging up his concerns, it has emerged. Matthew Lee was a senior...
In the Clear, Mother Whose Guests Admit They Ate Cocaine in Secret at Party Which Killed Her Son
Byline: Dara de Faoite A WOMAN whose son died after a party at which cocaine was said to be so plentiful that the guests stirred it into cups of tea, was yesterday cleared of allowing her house to be used by dealers. Betty Grey's 23-year-old...
Irish WAGs Fly the Flag for Fashion
Byline: CATHERINE FEGAN T He wives and girlfriends of some of irish racing's finest jockeys are banding together to compete in the fashion stakes at this year's Festival. Yesterday may not have been a great day for irish punters but, speaking...
Is Dubai a City of Decency or Hypocrisy? Debate
DuBAI'S 'strict decency laws' (Mail) are a joke. When the Iraq war broke out, I was living in a nice apartment on the fourth floor of a hotel in the Old District. Each Thursday, a bunch of Saudi Arabs would arrive, stop off at the duty free, top up...
IT'S IN THE BAG; Albion on Brink of Top Flight after Late Drama
Byline: DARREN WITCOOP Swansea 0 West Bromwich 2 WEST Bromwich closed in on an instant return to the Barclays Premier League, extending the gap over thirdplaced Nottingham Forest to eight points -- as Swansea boss Paulo Sousa claimed his team...
It Took X-Ray Disaster to Force Change at Tallaght
Byline: Leah McDonald BOSSES at Tallaght Hospital waited for 'something awful to happen' before they introduced reforms that were needed, critics claim. Yesterday, hospital chiefs announced a series of sweeping changes - which included cutting...
I Want Four More Home Wins, Says Bradley
Byline: JOHN FALLON OUTGOING Connacht coach Michael Bradley wants his men to target victory in all four of his remaining home games in the Magners league, starting with tonight's visit (6.30pm) of a newport-Gwent Dragons side who have only won once...
Jacko's Record-Breaking $200M Deal
Byline: Mail Foreign Service NINE months after his sudden death, Michael Jackson has landed the biggest recording deal in history. The singer's estate has signed a $200million ([pounds sterling]131m) seven-year contract for ten projects, including...
JOSE IS SIMPLY A MASTER; Eto'o Goal Puts Lid on Mourinho Homework
Byline: by MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent Chelsea 0 Inter Milan 1 (Inter Milan win 3-1 on aggregate) AS JOSE Mourinho said, he continues to win the important ones. The ones that really matter. The special ones, you might say....
JOSE IS SIMPLY A MASTER; Mourinho's Homework Earns Inter Top Marks
Byline: by MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent Chelsea 0 Inter Milan 1 (Inter Milan win 3-1 on aggregate) AS JOSE Mourinho said, he continues to win the important ones. The ones that really matter. The special ones, you might say. ...
JOSE MEN THE REAL DEAL; Mourinho Shows Chelsea Just What They Are Missing
Byline: Chief sports writer MARTIN SAMUEL THIS time there can be no complaints. No dark conspiracy theories. No innuendo. No cursing of the fates. Chelsea were eliminated by the better team. Better than Barcelona were against them here last year....
JOSE MEN THE REAL DEAL; Mourinho Shows Chelsea Just What They Are Missing
Byline: MARTIN SAMUEL this time there can be no complaints. No dark conspiracy theories. No innuendo. No cursing of the fates. Chelsea were eliminated by the better team. Better than Barcelona were against them here last year. Better than Manchester...
Jurors in Their 90s under Plan to Sweep Away Age Bar
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent PENSIONERS in their 70s, 80s and 90s should be summoned for jury service, ministers said yesterday. The rights of older people to play a full part in civic life should take priority over the risk...
Kate Is 'Tired of How Close Sam Is to Actress'
Byline: Sara Nathan and Ben Todd KATE WINSLET had grown increasingly frustrated with her husband Sam Mendes's friendship with the young actress Rebecca Hall, friends claimed last night. Miss Hall, 27, provided Mendes with a 'shoulder to cry on'...
Kate'tired of Sam's Closeness to Young Actress'
Byline: Sara Nathan and Ben Todd KATE WINSLET had grown increasingly frustrated with her husband Sam Mendes's friendship with the young actress Rebecca Hall, friends claimed last night. Miss Hall, 27, daughter of theatre director Sir Peter Hall...
Kate 'Tired of Sam's Closeness to Young Actress'
Byline: Sara Nathan and Ben Todd KATE WINSLET had grown increasingly frustrated with her husband Sam Mendes's friendship with the young actress Rebecca Hall, friends claimed last night. Miss Hall, 27, daughter of theatre director Sir Peter Hall...
Kraft Bosses Say 'Sorry' for Cadbury Broken Promises
Byline: Rupert Steiner KRAFT executives have made the extraordinary admission that key elements of their bid for Cadbury were based on information gleaned off Google. Representatives from the US conglomerate told MPs they pored over satellite...
Labour Focus on Rights of New Fathers
Byline: James Chapman and Daniel Martin FATHERS-TO-BE will be invited to meet health visitors with their pregnant partners under plans by Gordon Brown to woo the women's vote. Men should be more involved in the upbringing of their children, the...